El Perro Del Mar – “Heavenly Arms” (Lou Reed cover) (tour dates / video / MP3)

To hear Sarah Assbring say it, Lou Reed’s “Heavenly Arms” had a massive impact on her ability to even begin to write the new album:

“I knew from the beginning I was going to do an album of love songs but as I was far from in an amorous state of mind at the time I realized, I couldn’t write anything that would be pretending I still believed in love. I wanted to though. Desperately. And upon reading the lyrics to “Heavenly Arms” I realized he’d find the way to express this dark and desperate fight for love to survive against all odds. “

El Perro Del Mar is touring in support of her latest album, Love is Not Pop, out now in the U.S. on the Control Group.

El Perro Del Mar

Change of Heart [MP3]


11.07.09 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC*

11.08.09 – Theater of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA*

11.09.09 – Webster Hall – New York, NY*

11.11.09 – Phoenix Theatre – Toronto, ON*

11.12.09 – Metro – Chicago, IL*

11.13.09 – Gargoyle Club – St. Louis, MO*

11.14.09 – House of Blues – Dallas, TX*

11.15.09 – La Zona Rosa – Austin, TX*

11.17.09 – Rialto Theater – Tuscon, AZ*

11.18.09 – House of Blues – San Diego, CA*

11.19.09 – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA*

11.20.09 – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA*

11.21.09 – Club Nokia – Los Angeles, CA*

11.23.09 – Hotel Cafe – Los Angeles, CA***

***Headlining show

* w/ Peter Bjorn & John